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    COVID-19: FG considers dividing schools into morning, afternoon classes

COVID-19: FG considers dividing schools into morning, afternoon classes

The federal government says it is considering morning and afternoon classes for reopening of schools across the country. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Wednesday, Emeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, said the federal government is adopting caution before granting approval for reopening of schools. He said the country may adopt a two-shift system of morning and afternoon classes [...]

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    Catholic archbishop asks FG to consider herbal remedies for COVID-19

Catholic archbishop asks FG to consider herbal remedies for COVID-19

Alfred Martins, Catholic archbishop of Lagos diocese, has called on the federal government to consider herbal remedies in the quest of a cure for COVID-19. The cleric made the appeal during a press conference held at the Holy Cross Cathedral hall in Lagos, on Wednesday. He said herbal medicine is known for its potency against several diseases. Martins said Madagascar's herbal solution is [...]

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    ‘Agric minister approved it’ — perm sec speaks on paying N7bn for uncompleted building

‘Agric minister approved it’ — perm sec speaks on paying N7bn for uncompleted building

Mohammed Bello, permanent secretary of the ministry of science and technology, has denied the allegation of financial misconduct made against him. The federal government had issued a query to Bello over alleged financial misconduct while he was the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development. He was accused of purchasing an uncompleted building for N7 billion without [...]

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    FG quarantines British pilots who flouted flight ban, vows to deal with airline

FG quarantines British pilots who flouted flight ban, vows to deal with airline

The federal government says it has quarantined the pilots of a British airline that flouted Nigeria's ban on commercial flights. At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the airline would be dealt with. TheCable had reported how Flairjet was caught operating commercial flights despite Nigeria's ban on commercial flights. The airline has not made any official comment [...]

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    FG queries perm sec for purchasing uncompleted building at N7bn

FG queries perm sec for purchasing uncompleted building at N7bn

The federal government has issued a query to Mohammed Bello, permanent secretary of the ministry of science and technology, over alleged financial misconduct. In a letter dated May 11 and signed by Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of service of the federation, Bello was alleged to have engaged in acts of misconduct while he was the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of [...]

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    ‘There will be more COVID-19 cases if testing is not increased’

‘There will be more COVID-19 cases if testing is not increased’

A group known as Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) has asked the federal and state governments to increase their testing capacity in order to have a full picture of the country’s COVID-19 status. In a statement by Adewale Adeoye, its publicity secretary, ASCAB said without mass and effective testing of Nigerians, the daily figures released by the Nigeria Centre for [...]

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    ASUU: FG amputating lecturers’ salaries through IPPIS

ASUU: FG amputating lecturers’ salaries through IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the federal government has been "amputating" lecturers' salaries with the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). In an interview with The Punch, Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, said the federal government paid lecturers who were not registered on the IPPIS without capturing their biometrics and other information. In March, the federal government ordered stoppage [...]

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    ‘It’s against their right’ — reps ask FG to halt relocation of almajiri kids

‘It’s against their right’ — reps ask FG to halt relocation of almajiri kids

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to stop the relocation of almajiri kids to their home states. At Tuesday's plenary session, the lower legislative chamber argued that such an action is against the fundamental rights of the children. This followed a motion sponsored by Aishatu Dukku of Dukku and Nafada constituency in Gombe state. Usually, between the age of four and 15 [...]

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    FG: School feeding programme will kick off in Abuja on May 14

FG: School feeding programme will kick off in Abuja on May 14

The federal government says the home grown school feeding programme will commence on May 14. The programme seeks to provide food for beneficiaries of school feeding programme while they stay at home. While imposing a lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja on March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, to liaise with [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

COVID-19: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

Stranded Nigerian citizens who were evacuated by the federal government from the United Kingdom (UK) have arrived in Lagos. The Nigerians were stranded in the UK because of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 300 returnees were said to have arrived at the airport in Lagos on a British Airways flight on Friday. Speaking on the development, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission [...]

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    COVID-19: Wike accuses FG of hypocrisy on relocation of almajiri kids

COVID-19: Wike accuses FG of hypocrisy on relocation of almajiri kids

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has accused the federal government of double standards over the relocation of almajiri kids to their states of origin. In April, northern governors agreed to ban the almajiri system as a part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. States like Kano, Nasarawa and Kaduna have returned some of the almajiri kids to their states [...]

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    Reorganise yourselves or risk another lockdown, NCDC warns Nigerians

Reorganise yourselves or risk another lockdown, NCDC warns Nigerians

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says the federal government may issue another lockdown if there is an explosion of COVID-19 cases in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier issued a five-week lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to contain the spread of the disease. The lockdown ended on Sunday, leading to a partial reopening of [...]

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    We can’t publish beneficiaries of COVID-19 palliatives, says minister

We can’t publish beneficiaries of COVID-19 palliatives, says minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says it is against the norms to publish the names of individuals that benefit from government interventions. Speaking on Wednesday during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19, the minister said it is against "human dignity" to support someone and then make it public. She revealed that the government [...]

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    ‘It’s good for consumption’ — Ondo reverses decision to reject FG’s rice

‘It’s good for consumption’ — Ondo reverses decision to reject FG’s rice

The Ondo state government says it will not reject the bags of rice donated by the federal government as palliatives. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the Nigeria Customs Service to distribute seized bags of rice across states to cushion the hardship during COVID-19 pandemic and Ondo got 1,800 bags. But at the weekend, Alex Kalejaiye, secretary of the state palliative committee, had reportedly [...]

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    Like Oyo, Ondo rejects ‘expired’ rice donated by FG

Like Oyo, Ondo rejects ‘expired’ rice donated by FG

The Ondo state government has rejected some "expired" bags of rice donated to the state by the federal government.  President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the Nigeria Customs Service to distribute seized bags of rice across states to cushion the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic on citizens. Ondo got 1,800 bags. Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, was said to have expressed displeasure over the [...]

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    COVID-19: Stop endangering our lives, Nigerian doctors beg patients

COVID-19: Stop endangering our lives, Nigerian doctors beg patients

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says some patients are endangering the lives of health workers. In a statement, Francis Faduyile and Olumuyiwa Odusote, chairman and secretary general of the medical association respectively, said while three doctors and one nurse have paid the ultimate price during the coronavirus pandemic, over 40 health workers have been exposed unduly. The association said health workers need to [...]

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